A cool southerly airflow lies over New Zealand today, generally drier in the west with showers in the east although they will ease for most. An anticyclone lies over the the South Island on Tuesday then pushing onto the North Island overnight where it then remains on Wednesday.
Purple – South to southwesterly winds about coastal parts of the lower North Island are brisk to strong this morning, gradually easing during the day.
A few isolated showers may be heavy about Northland this afternoon, easing evening.
Snow flurries about inland parts of the South Island to 500m, perhaps 400m at times. Snow is not heavy.
Blue – A frosty start to the day for both islands, especially the South Island.
Blue – Another frosty start to the day, this time especially about the North Island.
– Please note, the idea behind this update is to focus on the main weather highlights, which is why not all regions are mentioned.
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– Aaron Wilkinson, WeatherWatch.co.nz